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Quant score has improved but verbal score got worse -- Please suggest

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New post 01 Sep 2017, 09:46
Hello All,

I attempted GMAT for the second time yesterday. In my first attempt I got 44 in Quant and 31 in Verbal. In my second one, I got 49 in Quant but 27 only in verbal. My improvement in Quant is absolutely due to GMAT Club tests. Had I not enrolled, my quant score may not have improved.

I spent too much time on one of the reading comprehensions early in the test and had to rush for the remainder of the test, effecting my accuracy.

I have a tendency to directly look for grammatical mistakes before understanding the sentence, and I tried to stay away from that practice until I hit a long passage after which I was a little disappointed and fell back to my old practice unintentionally. Though I realized my weakness, I believe I lacked the proper practice to get over it.

As part of my preparation, I used MGMAT SC and PowerScore CR. I have not done much practice on reading comprehension. I have enhanced score reports of both my tests and will attach them shortly.

Could any of you please suggest me with a proper plan in order to improve. Part of me is saying that I need to get into a habit of reading more as I hardly read anything unless id directly relates to my technical job.

Where should I start to cultivate a reading habit to enhance my speed, vocabulary and accuracy.

I have 10 years of IT experience and my goal is to enroll in Booth or Kellogg as a part time evening/weekend student.

Any help and advice is greatly appreciated.

Thanks,
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Attached is my ESR (latest test on 31 Aug 17)
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New post 01 Sep 2017, 11:19
arvind9733 wrote:
Attached is my ESR (latest test on 31 Aug 17)


Hi arvind9733,

Here are my 2 cents:

Quant:
Looking at the Quant timing, you seem to spend more time on wrong question. Open the ESR from the provided link as a web page and bring the cursor on Red/Blue part of circles in "Time Management" Area, you would see Avg Time spent on right and wrong question per set. And as you know how many questions you got right of wrong, you will see exactly how much time is wasted on wrong questions. I am a little Surprised to see Q49 with 68% questions correct. Well that's because you tackled tough questions mostly - look at "Average Difficulty" Trend.

Verbal:
Similarly if you look at the Trend for Verbal, You did not get a chance to face too many tough questions and you got questions wrong that were not too difficult. hence a lower score on verbal. You really spend alot of time on wrong questions. Just see for the set-2 where you got 6/7 questions correct but still RED color got the most of the circle.

Overall you need to work on the wrong habit of sticking to a question for long if that is the case.

Here are how many questions you got right/wrong in each set:
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